06.07.06

Well, here we are, with a new website. Welcome to the Clog!

We’ve survived yesterday’s doomsday and had a totally rad time with the Slayer Day Race. One lucky soul got a Pabst cruiser, and everyone looked like they had a great time. We trust you listened to your Slayer CD throughout the night. A big shout out to Sammy at the Summit, thanks for the ‘dogs and beers, scoring the Pabst bike for the raffle was brilliant, thanks. Niki doled out the shots like a champ and saved our racers from imminent death-by-gunfire, and we’re pretty sure everyone found the abandoned overpass, we think most of you arrived at the finish. We hope the laceration heals quickly Lee, it wouldn’t have been very metal if nobody had spilled blood. Congrats to Seth for winning 1st place, and on a damned BMX! If you missed the race, well, we’re disappointed, we know you’ve seen Omen already. So, get over it would you Damien!

What else is new? Well, if you’re reading this, you’ve gotten to our newly updated website. Hopefully you’ll find it easier to navigate and more compelling to check often. We’ll get a mailing list started to let you know when things on the Clog change. (We’ve found this site is best when viewed with Firefox.)

You’ll notice a separate page for getting a copy or subscription of Cranked, as well as a content page that has links to previously printed content. On the content page is also the ride journal of Daniel Featherhead, check this for daily updates on his progress from Seattle to Nova Scotia. Go Daniel! Make sure you check out our calendar page as well, we’re always updating that, so make sure you send us your events. On that calendar page you’ll find that the date is set for this year’s Vibrator, make sure you get that weekend off, and get your ass out to Vashon Island.

As far as other news goes with the Cranked, well, we’ve got a few things up our sleeves and we just cannot wait to reveal them. You’ll simply have to wait…

05.31.06

Time to relax? NO!

Well, we’ve shipped out to all of our subscribers, distributed to the shops carrying us, and the list of tasks seems mildly lighter. Top of that list though, take a spin, enjoy the blue skies we’ve been waiting for. Next on the list is helping make this years Vibrator as good as last years, and of course, everything to do to put it together issue #4.

In case you’ve not noticed it before, we have a Sneak Peek Section now. Make sure to check it out. There you’ll find a pdf to a portion of the 8 page feature Community Service as well as the content and footnotes to the The Bicycle Noose piece found in the same issue.

We’ve also included in our Content section issue #2’sarticle on Daniel Featherhead. He has already departed on his ride to Nova Scotia. Daniel is intent on getting to Minnesota by the 8th of June, he’s estimated that to be 215 miles a day in order to make a wedding he has to attend (no worries ladies, he’s still single, just attending). We’re featuring his weblog on his progress as it comes home to us here online, so keep an eye on the site for more updates or just check his blog.

Other News…

As mentioned previously, we have also decided to adjust our distribution schedule a bit; rather than a bi-monthly publication, we���ll be publishing Cranked quarterly. We’ll still satisfy everyone’s previously ordered 6 issue subscription, but all new subscriptions will only be for 4 issues. Don’t worry, you���ll just be able to enjoy Cranked a little longer, so expect issue #4 to come out sometime in August. This quarterly schedule will allow us to research our articles further, add more content, and lessen the burden of advertising for our supporters. We’ve also included a shopping cart so that you can order back issues and subscriptions easier, check it out on the right there.

Issue #2 is almost gone, and we only have a small supply of issue #1; order back issues with the links on our new store page. If you want to pick up a subscription, links are also in our store, your subscription will begin with issue #3, unless otherwise noted. If you want to physically pick up a copy, you can find us in bike shops, book shops, and of course, from us personally. If you live outside the Northwest it might be harder, but it’s getting easier; our store also has links to all of our retail shops carrying Cranked as well.